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The isle of St. Helena, song / Stuart Carolan, singing in English

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Tagged: Donegal, Inishowen Song Project, Tyrone

Now Boney's away from his warring and fighting
He has gone to a place where there’s nought can delight him
He may sit there and dwell of the glory’s he has seen
While forlorn he does mourn on the Isle of St. Helena

No more in St. Claude will he appear in great splendour
Nor step forth from the crowd like the great Alexander
He may look o’er the east while he thinks on Lucana
But his heart full of woe on the Isle of St. Helena

The wild rushing waves 'round the shores they're a-washing
And the white billows heave on our rocks they're a-lashing
He may look o'er the lane to the great Mount Diana
But his eyes are on the waves that surround St. Helena

Louise as she weeps for her husband departed
And she dreams while she sleeps and awakes broken-hearted
Not a friend to console her in the past there were so many
While alone she does mourn when she thinks of St. Helena

So all you that have wealth then beware of ambition
For one twist of fate could soon change your condition
Be steadfast in time what's to come change you cannot
Maybe your race will end on the Isle of St. Helena

Oh you parliaments of England an unholy alliance
Of a prisoner of war you can now hear defiance
With all your base intrigue you never could demean him
But you exiled him to die on the Isle of St. Helena

Now Boney's away from his warring and fighting
He has gone to a place where there’s nought can delight him
He may sit there dwell of the glory’s he has seen
While forlorn he does mourn on the Isle of St. Helena

The isle of St. Helena, song / Stuart Carolan, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:549-ITMA-MP4
Main Performer: Stuart Carolan
Title:The isle of St. Helena, song / Stuart Carolan, singing in English On ITMA field recordings of the 23rd Inishowen International Folk Song and Ballad Seminar, Inishowen, Co Donegal, March 2012
Section:Videos
Language:English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Recording Location:The Market House, Clonmany, Co Donegal
Recording Date:24 March 2012
Physical Description:1 video : col.
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle

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